Industrial transformation listed on Shanxi's 2022 development agenda
North China's Shanxi province will accelerate industrial transformation in 2022 to promote local high-quality development, according to a recently released 2022 Shanxi Provincial Government Work Report.
Shanxi plans to advance the intensive development of traditional advantageous industries, the concentration of strategic emerging industries, the improvement of modern service industries, the upgrading of cultural, tourism and health care industries, and the high-efficiency development of agriculture.
Traditional advantageous industries
Shanxi will increase its coal mine production capacity to ensure national energy security, promote the intelligent transformation of coal mines, accelerate 5G-based intelligent mining, and build 20 intelligent coal mines and 500 intelligent mining working faces.
Efforts will be made in the ultra-low emission and energy-efficient transformation of the coking, iron and steel, and cement industries, and advanced equipment and technologies in the coking sector will be promoted.
The province will develop photovoltaic and wind power bases, accelerate the construction of pumped-storage power stations in Yuanqu and Hunyuan counties, and plan eight to 10 new pumped-storage power station projects. Geothermal and biomass energy will be developed as well, unconventional natural gas reserves and production will be increased, and related pipeline networks will be interconnected.
Industrial chains for the deep processing of steel, aluminum, magnesium and copper will be extended, and the province will enhance the influence and competitiveness of consumer goods industries such as liquor, mature vinegar, textiles, glass, ceramics, engineering, arts and crafts.
Strategic emerging industries
Shanxi will increase its focus on high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials, energy conservation and environmental protection, digitalization, new energy vehicles, synthetic biology, modern medicine, health, general aviation, information technology application innovation, software, quantum information, carbon-based chips, hydrogen energy and energy storage, and next-generation internet industries.
It will accelerate the incubation of cloud service providers and platforms for the manufacturing sector, promote intelligent manufacturing pilot demonstration projects and diagnostic services, expand 5G application scenarios, develop over 200 intelligent factories and workshops, and accelerate industrial information integration, intelligent transformation, and digitalization.
Modern service industries
Shanxi will accelerate the construction of modern service industrial clusters.
The province will upgrade wholesale, retail, accommodation and catering consumption, encourage the consumption of new energy vehicles and green smart home appliances, and build or renovate commercial streets, commercial complexes, and catering clusters to create popular nighttime economy and living gathering areas.
It will also revitalize local time-honored brands, develop e-commerce, contactless distribution and unmanned retail, and incubate live broadcast e-commerce centers and cross-border e-commerce demonstration areas.
In addition, it will speed up the development of producer service industries such as R&D and design, inspection and testing, intermediary consulting, legal services, and exhibition services. Leading logistics enterprises and online freight platforms will be expanded in the province, which plans to develop the local cities of Taiyuan, Datong, and Linfen into national logistics hubs.
Cultural, tourism and healthcare industries
Shanxi plans to add more A-rated tourist attractions, launch more high-quality travel routes, and build 50 demonstration areas for cultural tourism and healthcare.
Construction on the Shanxi sections of the Yellow River and Great Wall National Cultural Parks will begin as well.
The province will also build more than 2,500 kilometers of Yellow River No 1, Great Wall No 1, and Taihang No 1 tourist roads, with supporting facilities such as tourist distribution centers and highway stations.
It will realize the full coverage of 5G networks in key tourist cities, blocks, and scenic spots and optimize tourists experiences, build high-end hotels and unique homestays, create attractive cultural creative products and performing arts programs, expand personal car tours, research and study tours, low-altitude air tours, sports tours, and industrial tours, and develop summer and hot spring recreation and Chinese medicine healthcare.
A series of tourism events such as the Shanxi Tourism Development Conference, Shanxi (Jincheng) Health Care Industry Expo, and Shanxi (Fenyang·Xinghuacun) World Wine Cultural Expo will continue to be held to promote the province's tourism profile.
Shanxi will put more focus on the improvement of comprehensive agricultural production capacity, continue to promote the construction of high-standard farmland, and build green, high-quality and high-efficiency demonstration bases for grain production in the cities of Yuncheng and Linfen.
The province plans to develop agricultural production trusteeships, improve agricultural machinery, develop organic dry land farming and modern animal husbandry, stabilize the production capacity of live pigs, and increase the output of meat, eggs and milk so as to ensure an effective supply of grain and important agricultural products.
Controlled-environment agriculture will develop in large scale in the province, and the construction of three national agricultural modernization demonstration zones in Taigu district of Jinzhong, Qingxu county of Taiyuan and Linyi county of Yuncheng will be advanced.
Shanxi will accelerate the construction of cold chain logistics for agricultural products and delivery logistics systems in rural areas to facilitate the transportation of agricultural products between rural and urban areas.
It will also develop benchmarking projects for the intensive and deep processing of agricultural products and leading agricultural enterprises and improve local agricultural trade and business platforms.